Silkscreen printing snippets

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I mentioned a little while back that I enrolled on an eight week evening class to learn the basics of silkscreen printing. I’ve only got a few weeks to go so I thought I’d share a couple of the designs I’ve printed so far. {Decorator’s Notebook} We’ve been working on two techniques. The pomegranate (I’ve… 

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10 best Christmas wreaths to make and buy

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I have to start this one with a confession: I am a Christmas tree voyeur. One of my greatest festive pleasures is discreetly (ok, not always discreetly) peering into people’s windows as I pass and perving on their Christmas tree decorations. This is also why I love wreaths so much. While the Christmas tree is… 

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DIY: quick autumn garland

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Wasn’t Sunday the most gorgeous autumn day? I took a walk through Crystal Palace Park in the warm sunshine and gathered a few handfuls of turning leaves, hips and berries to make an simple garland to bring some of that autumn beauty into my home. This autumn garland is so easy it’s a bit of… 

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Sweetly reminiscent, something mother used to bake

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I love how a particular recipe can remind you of a particular person. My Great Nanny Bessie’s Welsh Cakes, Granny’s Lemonade and my Nanny’s Coffee Kisses have worked their way into my own repertoire and I think of them every time I prepare them. I’ve often thought how lovely it would be to compile all… 

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DIY luggage tag business cards

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Ill be at the Papermash craft and shopping evening tomorrow (21st June) so thought I should make a few blog business cards to give to lovely new people I might meet. Here’s how they turned out… {all Decorator’s Notebook} Materials-wise, I used a mixture of these white and manilla luggage labels and this rather nice… 

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The Fabulous Scavenger

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It’s been a while since I shared a blog crush, but two lovely posts about Decorator’s Notebook this week at Tea For Joy and Furnish reminded me how nice it is to celebrate fellow bloggers. The Fabulous Scavenger has only been going for a few months but it’s already full of clever projects for upcycling… 

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P is for Paper Pom Poms

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I’m afraid I have mixed feelings about Martha Stewart. To be honest, I couldn’t give two hoots about her financial affairs… it’s the beleaguered pet thing, first world problems and mind-boggling array of endorsements that I struggle to swallow. And don’t even start me on the whole edible baby thing. Whatever your thoughts, there’s no… 

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Decorate Easter eggs with natural dyes

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My Mum always boils eggs wrapped in onion skins to give them a pretty colour for Easter breakfast. This idea takes it one step further… {US Country Living} In a nutshell (or should that be eggshell) all you do is secure a flower or leaf to each egg using material cut from a pair of… 

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